UPDATE: A judge has thrown out Robin Williams' $6 million lawsuit against the indie studio behind Cop Out (née A Couple of Dicks, née Cop Suckers. No, really) before it changed hands and moved to Warner Bros., where Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan came on board.
According to the judge, Gold Circle managed to prove that the play-or-pay deal was not "an enforceable agreement as a matter of law."
There is some silver lining for Williams, though: the movie'll probably bomb.
Robin Williams has a beef with Frank and Beans.
The veteran funnyman is suing a production company by that name for $6 million, which he says he's owed for agreeing to star in a comedy called A Couple of Dicks. (View the lawsuit.)
Per the terms of a deal Williams arrived at with Frank and Beans Productions, principal photography on the film was expected to kick off no later than April 15. The Oscar winner agreed to provide his thespian services, provided he receive $6 million in "fixed compensation," in addition to a percentage of the box office grosses and various bonuses if the receipts ever totaled $90 million, $110 million, etc.
Judging by the title alone, how could they not?!
Anyway, according to the breach-of-contract lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Williams was supposed to collect his paycheck even if A Couple of Dicks never got made, but Frank and Beans' parent, Gold Circle Films, never paid up after informing him in March that the picture had been shelved.
And now Williams is looking for his money shot.
The Man of the Year star's attorney, Mathew Rosengart, couldn't immediately be reached for comment, nor could a rep for Gold Circle.
(Originally published on Oct. 18, 2008 at 7:19 p.m. PT)